More than two and a half years since the escalation of the conflict, Yemeni people continue to bear the brunt of ongoing hostilities and severe economic decline. People are increasingly exhausting their coping mechanisms, and as a result the humanitarian crisis remains extremely widespread: an estimated 22.2 million people in Yemen need some kind of humanitarian or protection assistance, including 11.3 million who are in acute need – an increase of one million people in acute need since November 2016.
NEEDS & KEY FIGURES
Original 2017 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan
The 2017 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP) released in February 2017 sought US$2.1 billion to reach 12 million people with life-saving and protection services across the country. The strategic focus of the YHRP revolved around the following strategic objectives:
Provide life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable people in Yemen through an effective, targeted response.
Sana'a, 4 April 2017 - For over two years, the humanitarian community has been witness to the suffering inflicted upon the people of Yemen by parties to the conflict as they seek to destabilize the economy and cause social services to collapse.
1. The humanitarian community engaged in humanitarian response in Yemen agrees that the principles outlined in this Protocol reflect humanitarian policies, guidance and well established practices for interaction with parties to the conflict. Humanitarian organisations agree that this Protocol forms the basis for such engagement.
(Geneva, 8 February 2017): The United Nations and humanitarian partners today launched an international appeal for US$2.1 billion to provide life-saving assistance to 12 million people in Yemen in 2017. This is the largest consolidated humanitarian appeal for Yemen ever launched.
THE HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE PLAN AT A GLANCE
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 1
Save lives, prioritizing the most vulnerable
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 2
Integrate protection and gender-related concerns across the response
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 3
Support maintenance of basic services and institutions
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 4
Strengthen coordination, accountability and advocacy
IMPACT OF THE CRISIS
An estimated 18.8 million people in Yemen need some kind of humanitarian or protection assistance, including 10.3 million who are in acute need. Escalating conflict since March 2015 has created a vast protection crisis in which millions face risks to their safety and basic rights, and are struggling to survive. 2017 priority needs estimates are about 10 per cent lower than last year. This decrease reflects better data collection only, and can in no way be interpreted as an “improvement” in Yemen’s catastrophic humanitarian situation.
NEEDS & KEY FIGURES
An estimated 18.8 million people in Yemen need some kind of humanitarian or protection assistance, including 10.3 million who are in acute need. Escalating conflict since March 2015 has created a vast protection crisis in which millions face risks to their safety and basic rights, and are struggling to survive.
KEY HUMANITARIAN ISSUES
Impact of the crisis
(London, 28 April 2014) The Yemen Humanitarian Country Team urges the Friends of Yemen meeting in London tomorrow to address the plight of millions of Yemenis as a core part of their work. The scale of humanitarian needs in Yemen makes it one of the world’s largest emergencies.
Despite recent political progress, 14.7 million people in Yemen – over half the population – need some form of humanitarian assistance in 2014. A crisis of this magnitude must be addressed as part of any efforts to resolve Yemen’s longer-term political, economic and security challenges.
The signing of the Government’s Transitional Programme for Stabilisation and Development opens a window of opportunity for the humanitarian community to contribute towards sustainable change of the dire humanitarian situation in Yemen.
Over the past months, the presence and access of the UN and NGOs has increased. There has also been a welcome increase in the activities of NGOs from Yemen’s neighbours and partnership and coordination between all humanitarian actors is being promoted.
From 8 July to 9 July 2012 United Nations conducted its first inter-agency mission to Abyan. The mission was led by OCHA and consisted of representatives from UN agencies (UNHCR, UNICEF, WHO, IOM), INGOs (Save the Children, Intersos, DRC, Oxfam) and national NGOs (SHS and CSSW).Due to security situation in Abyan, field visits were conducted by members of the local NGOs; SHS and CSSW. DSS participated in the field visits and conducted in parallel a Security risk Analysis.
In the South, the fighting in Abyan has displaced nearly 237,000 individuals (39,500 households) and damaged the livelihood of another 180,000-210,000 individuals (30,000-35,000 households). The conflict has had spill-over effects not only in conflict-affected communities but in the southern region as a whole. Civil unrest, in some instances involving violence, has severely disrupted the delivery of basic social services, exacerbating widespread and chronic vulnerabilities. Therefore, a sustained and expanded humanitarian action across the South is critical.
THE YEMEN HUMANITARIAN COUNTRY TEAM:
HUMANITARIAN CRISIS IN YEMEN
Main humanitarian needs
Almost half of Yemen's population—about 10 million people—are food insecure. Five million are severely food insecure and unable to find enough food on a daily basis. These figures are double the alarming numbers from 2009. In urban areas, where insecurity was prominent in 2011, almost 24 percent of households reported difficulty in accessing sufficient food. At the same time, 12.7 million people do not have access to improved water sources and adequate sanitation.
Sana’a, 06 December 2011 – The Yemen Humanitarian County Team (HCT), comprising United Nations agencies and international and local NGOs, urgently calls for the protection of civilians in Taiz after 22 people have been killed and 83 injured in intense fighting since 1 December 2011.
This report is produced by the Humanitarian Country Team in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by OCHA Yemen country office. It covers the period from 31 May 2011 to 6 June 2011. The next report will be issued on or around 12 June 2011.
I. Highlights/Key priorities
Heavy fighting between government and anti-regime tribal forces have left at least 29 dead and over a hundred injured, including women and children. Hundreds more are displaced within the capital Sana’a.